Tamir Rice

Cleveland Police Union Appeals Firing of Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice

Nearly five years after 12-year old Tamir Rice was killed by an officer in a public Cleveland park, the police union involved are looking to vindicate the officer who fired the fatal shots into the unarmed boy. The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association (CPPA) filed an appeal last week to overturn the firing of former officer […]

Police Officer Who Gunned Down Tamir Rice is Back in Uniform

Police Officer who Gunned Down Tamir Rice is Back in Uniform

Former Cleveland police officer, Timothy Loehmann, who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, has now been employed as low maintenance officer for the little Ohio town of Bellaire. Bellaire Police Chief Richard Flanagan said he trusts Loehmann merits another opportunity. Flanagan said, “He was cleared of any and all wrongdoing. He was never […]

Punishment Reduced For Officer Involved In Tamir Rice Shooting

The officers involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014 suffered little to no consequences, but now it’s being reported the minor punishment one officer received was even more minimal than we thought. Officer Frank Garmback, who was disciplined for driving too close to Rice just seconds before he was killed, received […]

I Can’t Breathe: Eric Garner Killed By NYPD Four Years Ago Today

On July 19, 2014, unarmed Staten Island resident Eric Garner was taken down to the ground by police officers, and eventually died after an officer applied an outlawed chokehold known as the “seat belt.” Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, put Garner in the lethal chokehold, which is banned under NYPD policy. The heavyset Garner, who […]

Tamir Rice’s Mother Plans to Open Cultural Center for Children in Cleveland

Tamir Rice's Mother Plans to Open Cultural Center for Children in Cleveland

Its already been four years since 12-year-old Tamir Rice was executed by police officers in a Cleveland playground for just being Black. Although she was unable to achieve justice, his mother, Samaria Rice, is re-directing her reform strategy. Samaria would like to establish a new cultural center, named after her son, that will serve as […]

Eleven Year Old Naomi Wadler Addresses The Nation On Gun Violence

Naomi Wadler, in a voice beyond her years, addressed the fact that Black girls are more than statistic.  They are real people with hopes and dreams. Around the world, anti-gun rallies were held on the sensitive topic of guns in school. This weekend these rallies found an unlikely powerful voice in a young Black girl […]

A Mother’s Love: Teresa Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick, the former Super Bowl Quarterback, has been the center of attention after kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest police injustice against minorities. While many remain silent on the subject, Kaepernick has been a free agent without a team since the start of the season and recently mocked by the 45th president of the United […]

T.I.’s Music Video for ‘Warzone’ Flips the Script on Racial Prejudice and Police Brutality

Race and police brutality have been intertwined in the nation—even before the deaths of black people T.I. lists at the end of his “Warzone” video. Inspired by police-related incidents involving Tamir Rice, Philandro Castle, and Eric Garner—the rapper takes on a high-profile issue of police corruption interestingly using black cops and white victims. “Can’t you […]

Tamir Rice’s Family Receives $6 Million Settlement From Cleveland

A settlement has been made for the 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was shot in Cleveland by police on November 22, 2014. The city of Cleveland will pay his family $6 million to settle the federal lawsuit. Tamir’s relatives argue that the city was negligent on the case after acknowledging no fault in the child’s death. […]

Cleveland EMS Captain Fired After Saying He’s Glad Tamir Rice Is Dead

Monday [March 14, 2016], Captain Jamie Marquadt appeared on social media, making inappropriate comments towards late 12-year old Tamir Rice and has now been fired. “I’m glad he is dead,” Marquardt’s post read on Facebook. “I wish I was in the park that day as he terrorized innocent patrons by pointing a gun at them. I […]

Tamir Rice’s Mother Isn’t Endorsing A Candidate, And Here’s Why

Recently, we’ve witnessed as the mothers and family members of Black men, women, and children unjustifiably killed have stepped up to endorse a presidential candidate, most notably, a Democratic presidential candidate in the forms of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. On Tuesday this week, Samaria Rice, mother of slain 12-year old Tamir Rice, revealed she […]

Tamir Rice Update: Grand Jury Never Voted On Charges To Indict Officers

According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, the grand jury tha chose not to indict Cleveland Police Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback in the shooting death of Tamir Rice never actualy took a vote not to indict the officers is causing a stir in what could be one of the most important finds in the […]